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2060Edit

2061Edit

  • January 1: The United Nations declares 2061 the "Year of the Comet." Corporations rush to design and launch probes (and sabotage each others' progress) to reach and study Halley's Comet.
  • January 2: Voice of Ogoun Justin Rochefort is assassinated en route to Washington to collect his reward from Dunkelzahn's Will. Marcus Cross is appointed interim Voice.
  • February: A car bomb explodes outside the Aztechnology building in Calgary, trapping over two thousand people in the rubble. Civil Chief Bobby Bear and War Chief Carl Hillborn are among the dead. Aztechnology blames "elven eco-terrorists" and new War Chief Adam Doxtator orders a crackdown on eco-activists.
  • March 19: A power outage strikes Seattle. It takes forty-eight hours before service is initially restored and brownouts plague the metroplex for weeks afterward.
  • March 21: The Corporate Court founds the Grid Overwatch Division as a cross-jurisdictional Matrix law enforcement division.
  • May 7: Tibetan monks transport Inazo Aneki to the Hong Kong Free Enterprise Zone to transfer him back to Renraku Computer Systems custody. Shadowrunners working for Overwatch abduct Aneki and eventually bring him into the Renraku Arcology to confront and shut down Deus.
  • May 13: Renraku Computer Systems announces that they have resolved the Renraku Arcology crisis, although hostile drones still control most of the arcology. Sherman Huang, Cham La Won, and Vanessa Cliber are credited with leading the resolution.
  • May 29: Damien Knight apologizes for Ares Macrotechnology's "accidental" destruction of Saeder-Krupp's Duccio probe.
  • June: Renraku Computer Systems announces the death of its CEO, Inazo Aneki.
  • June 11: Shibata Construction and Engineering's Kepler probe is severely damaged before launch at Aztechnology's Spindle space station.
  • June 18: The Cataclyst terrorist cell highjacks the semiballistic craft carrying the Shiawase Corporation's Brahe probe, which explodes during its ascent, destroying the probe and killing all on board.
  • June 20: At dawn, Stonehenge restores itself to its original condition. The ley line beneath draws strength from the power site.
  • July 12: A meteor strikes Ares Macrotechnology's Gigas probe, severely damaging it and knocking it off course.
  • July 21: King Berthold I of the Black Forest Troll Kingdom disappears. Chancellor Hugo von Hasslach is appointed regent.
  • July 28: Halley's Comet reaches perihelion.
  • August 11: Novatech's Whipple probe performs an erroneous attitude burn, taking it off course.
  • August 14: New Orleans police still have no suspects in a brutal multiple homicide of eleven adults and two children.
  • August 15: The Aleph Society declares that it can restore the magical abilities of burned-out Awakened.
  • ca. August 20: Over twenty citizens of Vladivostok, believed to be members of the outlawed Bridging the Void cult, go missing.
  • August 30: Yamatetsu loses contact with its Gagarin probe moments before it makes contact with Halley's Comet.
  • September 1: Portland authorities discover six freshly severed metahuman tongues drilled into signposts around a small city park. Police cordon off the area.
  • September 4: Badr al Din Ibn Eisa, leader of the Islamic Unity Movement, is assassinated in front of the Ka'bah in Mecca.
  • September 5: At 0400, Dunkelzahn's Rift begins to pulse. Halley's Comet becomes visible to the naked eye. The Church of the Undying Light establishes an outreach center in the Puyallup Barrens. A one-kilometer area of astral space around Wuxing's Skytower on Aberdeen Island, Hong Kong Free Enterprise Zone, becomes visible to normal senses.
  • September 6: The first case of SURGE is reported in the media.
  • September 9: Five days after his death, Badr al Din Ibn Eisa walks out of his mausoleum and makes a brief statement where he declares a New Islamic Jihad.
  • September 10: SURGE cases become widespread.
  • September 12: Nationale Aktion releases an airborne strain of VITAS-1 into the Olympiapark Stadium in Munich, killing nearly ten thousand homeless metahumans and aid workers.
  • September 13: At 0300, Governor Lindstrom of Seattle declares a state of emergency as violence erupts against changelings in the metroplex.
  • September 15: One of the Ork Rights Committee's leaders, pacifist Rohit Talwar, is killed defending a changeling from a human street gang. At 1500, Dunkelzahn's Rift begins to pulse again and three unknown spirits are observed escaping the rift.
  • September 23: Lone Star announces that they have evidence linking six mass murders around the world to the Bridging the Void cult. Hundreds of Indian saddhus bathing in the Ganges River are transformed.
  • October 2: A Humanis Policlub demonstration near Dunkelzahn's Rift turns into a riot. Spirits summoned by the security force refuse to assist, instead hovering around the rift until the riot is pacified.
  • October 13: More of the unidentified spirits break out of Dunkelzahn's Rift, rushing through the gathered crowd and killing eleven civilians in the ensuing riot. The rift cordon is extended by fifty meters.
  • October 17: Novatech announces the start of construction on the Olympia lunar base.
  • October 27: A series of earthquakes strikes along the Pacific Ring of Fire. At approximately 0537 GMT, the Unzen Volcano erupts, burying Shimabara under volcanic ash, mud, and lava. The Emperor and his family are among the thousands of casualties. The Imperial government declares a state of emergency and issues orders for Imperial Marines abroad to return home to assist in the recovery efforts.
  • October 31/November 1: More spirit activity is observed around Dunkelzahn's Rift, coinciding with Halloween festivities. At 0022 November 1, a wujen mage delivers a warning to the Rift security force from his ancestor spirits: the "dead" are returning.
  • November: This month's issue of Neoscientist includes an article indicating that SURGE is not restricted to metahumanity. The Hudson Bay Incident: KSAF captures trideo of Aztechnology Corporate Security and the Algonkian-Manitou Council military attacking a drydocked houseboat on Hudson Bay. A dozen prominent Manitou leaders and five well-known anti-Aztechnology activists are among the dead.
  • November 4: Colonel Keiji Saito refuses to return to the Home Islands. He and two divisions of AWOL Japanese Imperial Marines occupy San Francisco and Saito declares himself Protectorate General.
  • November 10: The Auvergne volcanoes in France erupt on the astral plane. Thirteen individuals die from damage to their astral forms as magma floods the astral space, but there is no effect on the material plane.
  • November 22: Protectorate General Keiji Saito's occupation force has captured McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento, Beale AFB in Marysville, and Travis AFB in Fairfield by this time.
  • November 27: A Dunkelzahn Institute of Magical Research team identifies a recently-discovered vein of metal in Azania as orichalcum. The news sparks an orichalcum rush among the megacorporations.
  • December 2: An 8.5 earthquake rocks Los Angeles. Over ten thousand people die in the collapse of buildings and the ensuing fires and violence.
  • December 8: The Pueblo Corporate Council enters Los Angeles in response to requests for aid.
  • December 17: Spirits of unknown origin erupt from the central stupa at the Borobodur temple complex in Java. The Javanese military and Astral Space Preservation Society work together to catalog and recapture as many spirits as they can.
  • December 24: A massive draconic astral form tears itself from Dunkelzahn's Rift, dragging countless spirits with it into the material world. It consumes the astral projection of an Army mage before flying west.
  • December 25: The UCAS Department of Health and Metahuman Services establishes definitive proof of the existence of shedim. The astral dragon that exited Dunkelzahn's Rift is seen in Denver, having regained its physical body. It destroys the Aztlan teocalli and damages the Aztechnology Building. It briefly engages the CAS border security before breaking off.
  • December 28: The dragon now dubbed "Ghostwalker" by the the media returns to Denver and burns out a residential building in the UCAS sector, killing six including Glennis Shand, leader of the Unity policlub. Ghostwalker targets other high-profile buildings, including the Council Hall in the Aztlan sector.

2062Edit

  • January: The CAS offers a bounty for magicians who reanimate corpses.
  • January: Aztlan moves military troops into their sector in Denver, in direct violation of the Treaty of Denver. The other sectors also reinforce their borders with troops.
  • January 3: The sole survivor of the Japanese imperial family, the child Yasuhito, is revealed to the world and is made Emperor two days later.
  • January 5: Yasuhito becomes Emperor of Japan; beginning the Gen-Yu era.
  • January 27: The Council of Denver meets with Ghostwalker, giving him control of the city. The Aztlan sector is given to the CAS and Aztlan personnel are ordered to leave it the city.
  • February 1: The Japanese Emperor rescinds the Yomi Island decree, and the Huk openly declare revolution in the Philippines.
  • February 5: Aztlan/Aztechnology military forces start a slash and burn of the Yucatan.
  • March 15: An earthquake, tidal waves, and storms batter the Yucatan, halting the Aztlan offensive. In the weeks that follow, nature and toxic spirits wage warfare against both sides and each other.
  • The Year of the Comet.
    • March: Halley's Comet becomes visible to the naked eye.
    • March-April: Ares lands a probe on the second pass of Halley's Comet, which sends back telemetry, establishing Ares as the winner of the Probe Race.
    • April 1: Halley's Comet disappears from view. All known natural orichalcum deposits run dry, and no new deposits are located. Reports of new SURGE cases decrease to a trickle.
  • May: After the passing of Halley's Comet, the magical nature of Tír na nÓg is permanently altered.
  • May 2–5: Armed combat erupts on the Salish-Shidhe/Tsimshian border resulting in thousands dead from an apparent biological weapon. Ceasefire agreed to on the 5th, but would be broken by SSC militias in July.
  • July: The Republic of Québec begins a trial period allowing English to be used in business transactions.
  • June: Lofwyr and Aithne Oakforest retire from the Tír Tairngire Council of Princes.
  • July: The Great Dragon Hestaby, who had guarded northern California Free State from Tír Tairngire, joins the Tir High Council of Princes, replacing departing Lofwyr.
  • In Hong Kong, an underground war starts between the Red Dragon Association and Yellow Lotus triads.
  • Zeta-ImpChem purchases nanotechnology firm MicroFlek and retains its founder, Jørgen Masterson, for its R&D department.

2063Edit

2064Edit

  • January 8: The Sioux Nation Office of Military Intelligence intercepts a thaumaturgially-enhanced nuclear weapon outside of Butte. Research links it to Winternight.
  • January 11: Dr. Dieter von Kammelburg, former Director of Research at the Metagenics Research Consortium, is killed in a hit-and-run. Dr. von Kammelburg is believed to have been the Nazi, one of Alamos 20,000's Central Executive.
  • February 5: GreenWar operatives highjack a container of nuclear waste, killing all security officers on its train.
  • March 14: Admiral Ryochi Kuroda is appointed governor of the Philippines. He orders the execution of all Filipino dissidents.
  • March 17: Novatech announces that 20% of their stock will be sold in an IPO.
  • April 1: The East Coast Stock Exchange begins upgrading its infrastructure in anticipation of heavy traffic for the Novatech IPO.
  • April 18: Operation Jormungand: Pax successfully tests the Jormungand worm and readies it for distribution.
  • June: Winternight's allies in Hindu Kali cults help Ex Pacis place otaku in Kolkata Integrated Talent & Technologies, where they scout potential sites for Jormungand code eggs. Puck informs Pax of Deus's plans for the Novatech IPO.
  • June 5: Aztlan signs a peace treaty with the Yucatan rebels, but a bomb kills Aztechnology CEO Juan Atzcapotzalco at the ceremony. Aztlan accuses Dzitbalchén of masterminding the attack and eventually captures, executes, and publicly dissects him.
  • August: Operation Firnbul: Winternight violently seizes a number of mana nexi around the world to use for a ritual spell that accelerates the coming of an unseasonably harsh winter.
  • August 4: The Network kidnaps and subverts Max Burnwell, CEO of Matrix Systems of Boston.
  • September 16: Winternight burns out a decommissioned nuclear physics lab in Gansu to cover their theft of electronics and detonators for nuclear weapons.
  • September 25: An infiltration of the Escher-Burkli PLTG is caught. The invaders release an unknown pyretic agent, incinerating all participants. All information is classified and the Corporate Court Crisis Coordination Committee is called into session.
  • September 27: Zeta-ImpChem identifies the unknown weapon used in the EB PLTG incident as Surtr, which Winternight stole from them in December. Z-IC offers a countermeasure for Surtr to the Corporate Court in exchange for complete secrecy regarding their role in its creation.
  • October 3: Testing of a foreign code segment found in the EB PLTG activates it, killing all online analysts and irretrievably corrupting the test data.
  • October 9: Intelligence agencies and shadowrunner teams attack Winternight cells for the next sixteen days.
  • October 24: The BTL recording of Bloodyguts's murder is uploaded to half a dozen pirate media hosts. Mitsuhama Computer Technologies announces their withdrawal from the Tsimshian Nation. Haida nationalists prepare to take the country.
  • October 30: Toronto police discover the body of Winston Griffith III.
  • October 31: The Network finishes compiling Deus's code and uploads him into the Matrix. The surviving 1,342 Network nodes fall into a coma.
  • Pax gives Puck a Jormungand code egg with instructions to upload it to the East Coast Stock Exchange without Deus's knowledge.
  • November 1: The Corporate Court systematically dismantles as much of Winternight's infrastructure as they can. The cult is believed destroyed and the CC forces stand down.
    • 9:00 PM: Thursday detonates the nuclear weapon at Valhalla. The extraction team and their charges are beyond the blast radius. Wednesday commits magical suicide and Friday is placed under ultra-heavy security.
  • November 2: Matrix Crash 2.0.
    • 8:30 AM: Trading begins at the East Coast Stock Exchange. Novatech's IPO is the primary focus of attention.
    • 9:16 AM: Deus takes over the ECSE. He proceeds to force open SANs to other supercomputing hosts to contribute to his upgrade.
    • 9:24 AM: Otaku spies in the ESCE create a Resonance Well inside the Host, allowing Megaera and Mirage to engage Deus.
    • 9:31 AM: Jormungand activates. Friday confesses Winternight's plan to her captors. Puck places his Jormungand egg into the ESCE Host.
    • 9:42 AM: Zurich-Orbital cuts all telecommunications except for direct uplinks. Z-O sysops Clotho and Atropos upload all Z-O data on Winternight's weapons to the Denver Nexus.
    • 9:44 AM: Operation Mjolnir: Six of Winternight's fifteen EMP bombs and three of their five conventional nuclear weapons detonate; corporate, national, and independent agents manage to stop the rest of the weapons or mitigate their effects.
    • 9:51 AM: Dissonance corrupts major data hubs around the world. International data traffic begins crashing. An illusion is cast over Boston of a wolf devouring the sun.
    • 10:05 AM: CATCo corporate jet 5938-H loses power and crashes en route to San Francisco. All passengers and crew, including CATCo CEO Lucien Cross, are killed.
  • November 3: The New Revolution stages a coup across the UCAS. New Revolution agents kidnap President of the UCAS Kyle Haeffner, who is killed during a rescue attempt. Nadja Daviar survives an assassination attempt. Daviar declares martial law and the majority of New Revolution activity is defeated within twenty-four hours.
  • November 7: Ibn Eisa blames the Arabian Caliph for the Crash and the New Islamic Jihad begins a riot.
  • November 23: The Arabian Caliph surrenders to Ibn Eisa's New Islamic Jihad to end the violence. A new Polish government is sworn in.
  • November 26: Ibn Eisa is revealed to be a shedim.
  • December 1: The Haida National Front overthrows the government of the Tsimshian Nation, publicly executing Great Chief Deborah Jim. Sioux-led STC forces intervene. Tsimshian is made a protectorate of the Salish-Shidhe Council. The Council of Princes of Tír Tairngire announces it will abdicate in favor of an elected government.
  • December 3: Order is restored in Arabia.

2065Edit

  • January 1: The first general elections are held in Tír Tairngire. Larry Zincan wins the election for High Prince.
  • January 5: The Native American Nations accept Tsimshian into the confederation. The Haida National Defense Force becomes its tribal police force and elections are held for the new tribal council.
  • January 27: Empress Hitomi Shiawase becomes Chairwoman of the board of Shiawase after internal corporate reorganization.
  • The end of Shadowrun Third Edition in System Failure.
  • February 10: Aaron Franklin is re-elected as President of the CAS.
  • February 12-16: Transys-Erika hosts the Second Universal Matrix Conference at their Silicon Glen corporate facilities in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. The main consideration is the Wireless Matrix Initiative, intended to replace the wired infrastructure damaged during Crash 2.0, and a series of standards for the new initiative.
  • March 2: The Corporate Court revokes Cross Applied Technologies's seat and AAA status. CAT is reclassified as A.
  • June 22: Novatech and Transys-Erika announce their merger. The new corporation is named NeoNET and retains its AAA status. Richard Villiers remains CEO. The great dragon Celedyr is announced as the head of R&D.
  • August 21: Horizon receives its AAA rating and a seat on the Corporate Court.
  • October 12: DeBeers Omnitech announces a merger with Universal Omnitech.
  • December 1: Global finance experts announce that the global economy is experiencing a major upswing and that consumer confidence is higher than pre-Crash 2.0 levels.
  • After months of struggle, German corp IFMU ceases to exist as the major shareholders divide the company's assets among themselves.
  • Corporate scouting parties start to disappear in the SOX.

2066Edit

  • Seattle and the Salish-Shidhe Council are selected as joint hosts for the 2076 Olympic Summer Games.[18]
  • January 6: First generation commlinks — palm-sized cyberterminals — are commercially released.[19]
  • February 18: Metaphysicists discover that a modified electrical current run through an orichalcum-laced filament creates dual-natured light.[20]
  • May 3: The French government sets the Brocéliande Forest as a self-governing territory under control of the Korrigan, a coalition of sapient non-metahumans including pixies and spirits.[21]
  • June 15: The Mita-gumi and the Watada-gumi yakuza go to war.[22]
  • July 5: Glitterworld, an immersive interactive sim park, opens its doors in Korea.[23]
  • July 8: A super-typhoon hits Hong Kong. The storm inflicts less damage to life and property than previous storms, which is attributed to the city's new wireless Matrix systems.[24]
  • September 8: Gaeatronics's Geothermal Power Plant Network of five power plants comes online eight months behind schedule. The power plants are hailed as the next generation in environmentally-sound engineering and generate enough power to meet the needs of the Native American Nations. The Sioux Nation, Salish-Shidhe Council, and Pueblo Corporate Council begin to decommission corporate-run energy plants in their nations, prompting the corporations to protest.[25]
  • October 31: The Lord Protector’s Office violently suppresses student riots at Cambridge, resulting in eighty-one deaths, hundreds of injuries and arrests, and a dozen disappearances. The riots are attributed to the Pendragon, who subsequently vanishes.[26]

2067Edit

  • February 8: Crippled from the Matrix Crash 2.0, the Ute Nation is absorbed into the Pueblo Corporate Council.
  • April 28: Yamatetsu rebrands itself as Evo.
  • July 15: Orxploitation experiences a surge in popularity.
  • October 13: Precedent is set for the use of forensic thaumaturgy when a deceased woman's ghost leads investigators to her body. Evidence is gathered that leads to a murder conviction for her boyfriend.
  • November 4: Manadyne purchases Mangadyne, rescuing it from bankruptcy. Manadyne receives AA certification from the Corporate Court.
  • Suicide bombers target KSAF offices around the world. The studio in Seattle is destroyed along with its records, most of its top staff, and the entire city block.

2068Edit

2069Edit

  • Early 2069: A pair of major earthquakes from the San Andreas and San Pedro Shelf fault lines cause widespread destruction never seen before in California. Parts of Southern California and the Central Valley fall below sea level, and Los Angeles and other coastal cities are cut off from the mainland, effectively becoming islands.
  • Gen. Keiji Saito is removed from California.
  • Riots rock Munich as news spreads about a doctor at Martinsried University Hospital performing involuntary sterilizations on metahuman women.
  • January 21: Gen. Angela Colloton is inaugurated as the President of the UCAS.

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